Monday, September 21, 2009

Another Ridiculously Easy Photo Holder

Anyone who has been reading my blog for awhile knows I love making photo/picture holders out of ordinary things. Today I am using some old door knobs that I had hanging around in the studio {basement}.

I used the set-screw hole to thread the wire though before wrapping it around the knob.



If you need a wire wrapping tutorial or a refresher course hop on over to this post. Other than that it is pretty easy.



I was getting ready for a show ~ and I didn't have photos handy ~ so I used my price tags to show you were the photos go.

Only thing to remember is to use flat bottomed door knobs so that your picture/photo holders stand up straight.

43 comments:

  1. very creative & i love the look of old door knobs.

    don't forget to stop by my Goodwill party Wednesday.

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  2. Such a good idea!

    I think I remember your otting shed --- did it ahve trompe l'oeil paintinsgs decorarting it?

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  3. SO very neat and creative!
    Pam

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  4. Love these....I love using unexpected things for photo holders as well. It's a fun way to display photos in an unconventional way (and they typically fit better in nooks and crannies than picture frames). Keep the ideas coming..thanks.

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  5. I am fascinated by those. I am really drawn to old doorknobs. What a cool idea!
    Gracias for linking!!!
    ~Andy from Poppies @ Play

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  6. I love these. I think old photos or sepia tone photos would be especially great in the old door knobs! Thanks for sharing a great idea!

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  7. Amazing! My M-I-L loves these picture holders but I have a hard time finding them. I'll have to try this:)

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  8. How cute are those!! I love them. Now I have to find some old door knobs.

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  9. AWWWW.... too cute Joan!!!! thanks for the idea, you always have the greatest, easy ideas. Even I can do them...
    Psst... how did your show go on Sunday? Our weather here was wonderful, I figured you had a beauty also!

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  10. Love it! Just showed it to Mr. Hughes!

    SMiles!
    Michelle

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  11. Oh, I bought some great knobs to make just that thing!! Now, I can't wait to get them done!!!

    m ^..^

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  12. What a cute idea! Hey I think I have some of those old knobs hanging around someplace....I'm off on the hunt!

    blessings
    mary

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  13. What a great idea. I'm learning all sorts of things from you.

    Sue

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  14. These are great ... I'll have to keep an eye out for old door knobs! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. This is a great idea, it could be just what I've been looking for to display my cabinet cards.
    Thanks for the tutorial.
    Maggie @ Normandy Life

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  16. I'm sitting in for Tam for a bit, and wanted to come by.

    These are terrific. I have loved all your photo holders.
    Such clever ideas!!

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  17. You are such an artist...This is such a great idea. I love your stuff.Do you have an shop too???

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  18. Love it Joan! You have definitely found your style and niche in this blogging community...it is always so fun to come visit, be amused with your dry sense of humor and inspired by your creative ideas! Having a cellar full of these wonderful old doorknobs....can't wait to make a few of my own....in fact...lightbulb moment....I think that will be the xmas present with family photo for my siblings this year! Cool!
    Take care, Laura

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  19. Love these....I was looking in a magazine last night and saw something similiar....funny to see your post. I'm definitely going to try this.
    Happy day!
    xojanis

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  20. That is a great idea! Looks wonderful too. Old door knobs are so interesting.

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  21. we have another winner! yay! so cute!
    I'm still making these out of odds and ends... I can't stop!
    gail

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  22. You want to know what's ridiculous? How easily these ideas seem to come to you! You are a font of great ideas!

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  23. You always come up with the best ideas. I never can. I can only copy. But I'm good at copying. Now if only I had some old door knobs. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  24. So cute and clever! As for flat knobs -- maybe the rounded ones would be fun ...
    Cass

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  25. What?!! You like making photo holders??? :)
    Never realized that...
    I passed on some door knobs this weekend, wasn't sure what I could do with them. If only I knew then what I know NOW. Thanks for sharing!

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  26. very creative and love the vintage idea

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  27. I totally did not recognize those as doorknobs at first glance. I love it!

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  28. Now that's a cool idea! This is my first visit to your place, and I see that you are well-loved!

    I will definitely have to snoop around and check it out some more.

    Have a wonderful week!
    ~Misti

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  29. OK... These are tooooo stinkin' CUTE! Love them!

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  30. Door knobs, Really?! Love it! I have a really fun door knob project I have been just waiting to do! This is my inspiration now!

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  31. Oh my goodness...so cute! What a great idea. I just sold all of my doorknobs at an antique fair. Bummer. Well, I guess I'll just have to go find more. That will be soooo painful for me to have to go out junking. :)

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  32. I love vintage knobs nearly as much as I love dressers. TOO CUTE!!

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  33. wow..these are really cute...great idea

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  34. Oooh, so cute! Now I need to find some old doorknobs!

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  35. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

    XXDenise

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  36. I have just found your blog and I love your ideas, thank you for sharing. Alaina

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